While consistent oral hygiene and care are the foundations for healthy teeth and gums, sometimes, smiles may need more intricate treatment, such as oral surgery, to achieve lasting oral health, functionality, and beauty. With surgical dental care, our team at Coram-Selden Dental Group can effectively remove abnormalities, eliminate infection, and replace missing teeth and bone to restore compromised dental structures.
Our seven-member team of experts also includes oral surgeons, allowing us to deliver comprehensive care under one roof. We perform procedures ranging from simple and wisdom tooth extractions to bone grafting, emergency dental surgery, and dental implant placement.
If you are in pain or need a consultation, call our office in Selden today to schedule your appointment and to find out more. We happily provide oral and maxillofacial surgery to individuals and families across Port Jefferson Station, Centereach, Farmingville, and Suffolk County.
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What Oral Surgery Treatments Do You Provide?
We provide oral surgery treatments to eliminate disease, preserve oral structures, restore function, and promote aesthetics. Our team is greatly experienced in helping patients of all ages achieve good oral health, and your smile is no different.
At our Selden practice, we offer the following oral surgery services:
Simple Tooth Extractions — When a tooth is so damaged, it is beyond the point of restoration, it’s often best to remove it. Not only does tooth extraction eliminate the source of discomfort and pain, but it also stops infection at its source and keeps it from spreading to other areas of your smile. Removing severely decayed or diseased teeth is often essential for full mouth reconstruction as well.
Wisdom Tooth Removal — As partially-erupted or impacted third molars (wisdom teeth) push into neighboring teeth, it’s not only painful, but it can lead to crowding, increased risk of decay, misalignment, and gum disease. Removing these extra teeth helps maintain your oral health.
Emergency & Reconstructive Surgery — Damage from a sports injury, car accident, genetics, or traumatic injury can affect your oral anatomy and health. At Coram-Selden Dental Group, we have the skill, knowledge, and reconstructive treatments to get your smile and life back on track after severe situations.
Dental Implant Placement – When even one tooth is missing from your smile, it can impact everything from your appearance to chewing abilities, speech, digestion, and much more. With dental implant placement, we surgically insert titanium posts into the areas of your missing teeth. Implants can renew your smile by replacing a tooth from root to crown.
Bone Grafting and Augmentation — Jawbone weakening and loss are often associated with periodontal (gum) disease and prolonged tooth loss. If your jawbone lacks density, bone grafting provides strength to the area and a better chance for successful implant treatment.
Soft Tissue Grafts — Receding gums can leave tooth roots exposed, causing severe sensitivity, increased risk of decay, and potential tooth loss. By grafting soft tissue over these areas, we can help protect your natural tooth roots and further stabilize your teeth.
Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery) — Severe jaw misalignment, pain, or a broken jaw may need surgery in order to restore proper function and bite. Jaw surgery can also be used to alleviate the damage and uncomfortable repercussions of TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).
Sleep Apnea Surgery – A more permanent solution to treating sleep disorders is surgery that targets the lower jaw and helps pull the bone holding the tongue forward slightly. This kind of surgery has impressive success rates for effectively treating disorders such as sleep apnea.
Oral Cancer Surgery — The most effective oral cancer treatment is early screenings. By diagnosing signs beforehand, we can significantly improve the effectiveness of treatment before it becomes serious or life-threatening. If signs of relapse appear in your soft tissues, we can remove the problematic tissue surgically to help prevent them from spreading elsewhere.
Cleft Palate Surgery — As children develop in the womb, it’s possible for certain tissues in and around the mouth to fail to grow together. This can result in a cleft lip and palate, which can interrupt proper feeding and speech development. Your child may require several cleft surgeries as they grow older. Our Suffolk County experts are compassionate and gentle in every aspect of cleft surgery, as we understand the emotional ties it has to our patients and their families.
Apicoectomies – At the end of each tooth root is the apex. The apex is where the nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth to deliver blood and nutrients to your tooth. When this area becomes inflamed and infection continues even after the root canal therapy, an apicoectomy may be needed. Apicoectomies involve removing the apex, filling the root chamber with an antibacterial material and sealing it from further infection.
Your Oral Surgery Consultation at Coram-Selden Dental Group
During your surgical consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns, answer any questions that you may have, and gain a full understanding of what you’re hoping to accomplish during and after treatment. Our team will also take a series of X-rays, images, and impressions to further evaluate your situation.
If oral surgery is determined to be the best option for addressing your needs, we’ll conduct an in-depth examination of your teeth, gums, and oral structures. This also includes examining your jaw, neck, and surrounding facial structures as well.
Before we schedule your surgery, our friendly and knowledgeable front office staff will thoroughly review your customized treatment plan with you, including any fees, the number of appointments needed, and how dental insurance will come into your care.
Keeping You Comfortable and Safe During Surgical Care
Your safety and comfort throughout your care are our top priorities. That's why our dental experts take the time to communicate with you about the procedures we’ve recommended and educate you on how they will help restore your oral and overall health. We believe that knowledgeable and informed patients have more confidence in their treatment, which allows us to deliver care that is safe, predictable, and effective.
While we do discuss every aspect of your treatment with you, our team also knows that the thought of needing oral surgery can be intimidating and frightening. During appointments, we highly encourage you to voice your concerns, doubts, and fears, so that we may help alleviate these feelings as much as possible. In situations where there is no other way to cope with your anxieties, we can administer forms of sedation.
Still Fearful About Your Oral Surgery? Here are 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be
Believe it or not, oral surgery procedures are designed with your best interest in mind. With surgical dental care performed at our office, we can:
- Deliver skilled, safe, and effective treatment.
- Remove severely impacted, decayed, or infected teeth.
- Extract partially-erupted wisdom teeth, alleviating pain.
- Screen for oral cancer early-on and remove oral tumors and cysts.
- Reposition the jaw for effective TMD and sleep apnea treatment.
- Repair and reconstruct your smile and facial structures after trauma or disease.
- Replace one to all missing teeth in your smile.
What we can do for your smile with oral surgery doesn’t end what is listed above. To find out how we can improve your oral health and dental function, contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What Can I Expect During Oral Surgery Treatment?
Before your procedure, we will provide you with all the information you will need on what to do before and after your procedure. Continue reading to discover more!
Pre-Surgical Instructions from Our Experts
Before undergoing your surgical procedure, be sure to:
- Eat a nutritious, light, and easily-digestible meal the night before.
- If you require sedation, do not drink or eat anything the day of treatment.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes and short sleeves.
- Have your spouse, a friend, or family member drive you home.
- Regardless of whether your procedure is simple or complex, you may not drive a car on the day of surgery.
What to Do After Surgery
Once you get home, apply a piece of clean, dry gauze to the extraction site and bite down to hold it firmly in place. Do your best to maintain this pressure for about thirty minutes. If you’re bleeding a little more excessively, replace the gauze with a new, clean one when needed. If heavy bleeding around the site continues into the next day, be sure to call our office right away.
Encouraging Proper Healing
After surgical procedures, such as extraction, blood clots form in the tooth socket. These clots are an important part of normal healing. Therefore, you need to take it easy, avoiding activities or habits that might disturb this process.
Here's what to do:
- Do not smoke.
- After eating, drinking, and oral hygiene, rinse out your mouth for the first 24 hours.
- Don't use a straw when drinking, as the suction could impact healing.
- Brush and floss your teeth regularly and gently, avoiding the surgical site.
- Avoid sports activities and strenuous work-outs for the first few days after your procedure.
- Most importantly; rest, rest, rest!
We may prescribe medications to help manage pain and prevent infection. Be sure to take these only as directed. If what we’ve prescribed to you does not seem to work, do not increase the dosage for any reason. Instead, please contact our office immediately if you’re experiencing severe pain, swelling, bleeding, or fever.
Pain & Swelling
After your procedure, it’s common for you to experience some pain and swelling. You can help reduce these discomforts by applying a cold compress to your face on the outside. A bag of ice or clean cloth soaked in cold water should only be used for the first day.
You should always strive to eat a diet rich in fiber and nutrients, and eating habits following oral surgery are no different. Eat soft, easily-digestible foods. Avoid alcohol at all costs, as well as hot liquids. You may begin eating solid foods the next day, as soon as you feel you can chew comfortably. For the first 48 hours, chew food on the opposite side of the treated site.
Rinsing & Cleaning Your Mouth
The day after surgery, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water (about a teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water). Rinse after meals to keep food particles away from the treated site. Do not rinse aggressively.
How Much Will My Oral Surgery Cost?
The final cost of your oral surgery treatment depends on the type of procedures you need and their complexity. Discussing costs with our team can clarify your expense, and we can explore adjustments to your plan to help reduce the cost.
Our dental team and staff will help you find ways to afford the oral surgery you need. We’ll work with you regarding insurance coverage and financing options through CareCredit.
Contact Us for Expert Oral Surgery in Selden
Oral surgery can treat many complexities regarding the important structures of your smile, from bone density and gum health to tooth roots and facial muscles. We are happy to combine multiple procedures into your treatment plan to better ensure your entire dental system operates properly.
Call Coram-Selden Dental Group today to discuss your options with our team of oral surgery experts.
CALL US: (631) 732-9000 REQUEST APPOINTMENT